From a West Virginia mining town to a summer theatre school at the mouth of the Connecticut River proves quite a hurdle to take for ambitious, but homely, Vicky, whose teacher brother Gus determined that she was to have her chance at the stage. In a group of girls, glamorous, beautiful, well-dressed, the little country cousin has to make good in a big way and prove her integrity as an actress against all odds. The story has many of the stock situations and some novel ones; there's a good deal of behind the scenes data that will fascinate stage-struck girls. And there's a blaze of glory ending, and a good start towards happy young romance. Slick but eminently readable. Amelia Walden knows her girl readers, and the teens will love it.